DramaGuru Magazine, June 2017
13 articles, written from the perspective of a cornerman, appeared in the second issue of DramaGuru the Magazine. Because he continues to present so many opportunities to analyze his fight moves, the focus fell again, on President Donald Trump. In fact, 10 of the 13 articles have something to do with President Trump.
Stay Calm, Remain Vigilant
ATTACKS: A terrorist attack in London and an attack on Republicans during a baseball practice gave Donald Trump the opportunity to be rude — and then to find out how hard it is to find the right thing to say when a surprise attack happens. Proving, once again, instant karma’s gonna get you. What goes around, comes around.
RETREATS: Three significant retreats turned up this month. No shame in backing down. Tap out when you know you are defeated. No harm in running away. Learn your lesson and live to fight another day.
- 3 Comedians With Trump in Common: Kathy Griffin, Steve Colbert and Hasan Minhaj
- Whodunit? Professor Taylor at the Podium with a Knife
- When Preparation Meets Opportunity, Advance! Advance! Advance!
Whoops! De-escalate, Escape and Run Away
New DramaGuru Tools and Cards
It was quite a month. Many new DramaGuru tools and cards were introduced and explained.
Mixed martial arts fighters set traps, then lure their opponents in. These are some of the DramaGuru distinctions you need, to stay out of the traps other people set.
- Standing in neutral came up again. This is the perfect place to stand. Expect to see it. If you haven’t yet, now would be a good time to practice standing in neutral, ready to respond.
- Everyone has blind spots. Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson has one. But if you catch him on Twitch, you’ll see that he’s working on his social media presence.
- Redirect, Feint and Distract: People use these moves on you. And you use them too. Trump uses these tools on Twitter perfectly.
- The concept of “advancing” showed up. Donald’s tweet storms demonstrate the art of advancing. He uses words like punches to back people up against the wall. His examples are good for players who are learning the game. Bad for the person (or people) on the receiving end of his well-chosen, well-aimed words.
- There’s a big difference between (a) loyalty, freely given and (b) loyalty, demanded. One sounds like a trap. But if you give your loyalty freely to the wrong person, that might also be a trap.
- Is it you or is it him? Are you causing your boss to be disagreeable by not performing as expected or is the performance requested, an abuse of power on his part? It’s so much easier to describe the difference between these two behaviors using DramaGuru Relationship cards.
Breaking Down Donald’s Best Moves
I studied Donald Trump’s body language and tactics to gain knowledge of the Master Negotiator at work. His moves are no different from the ones you and I use. Once you understand a fighter’s pattern, you can do something to interrupt that pattern…and change the game. Or you can practice Donald’s best moves and work to gain an advantage over the people in your life.
If you are interested in what a DramaGuru Break Down revealed about the Commander-in-Chief, click the image below.
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June 2017: DramaGuru Magazine Cover designed by Cheryl Ragsdale.
DramaGuru fight moves defined by Cheryl Ragsdale.